The United Methodist Church Commission on Religion and Race of GNJ is established pursuant to ¶ 643 of The Book of Discipline. The primary purpose of GNJ CORR is to build the capacity of Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Upcoming Events: Conversations About Race

  • Black lives matter!

    Why White Clergy Should Be at the Table

Ministry Model

Developing Intercultural Competency
GNJ CORR will be a catalyst and partner with other leaders in the GNJAC supporting the development of interculturally competent leaders who are engaged in ministry that promotes intentional diversity and equity.

Increasing Institutional Equity
GNJ CORR will critically examine expressions of racial and cultural injustice in local and global contexts: setting goals for overcoming them, intentionally measuring progress and resourcing culturally competent leaders (lay and clergy) to promote and sustain institutional equity.

Facilitating Vital Conversations
GNJ CORR will initiate and model holy conversations throughout the Church about race, cultural diversity and institutional equity. We will gather and share learnings from these conversations that will help grow a movement.

2016-2017 Initiatives

  • Vital Conversations
  • The Conversation About Race
  • Just-in-Time conversations
  • Support for cross-racial/cross-cultural sites
  • Intercultural competency training and conversations
  • Train the trainer
  • Healing Communities

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